NEW DELHI || Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari has reiterated his Ministry’s commitment for making roads safer for all the road users. He said it will continue with the efforts to reduce road accident fatalities through engaging larger communities and stakeholders in various awareness activities on road safety to encourage everyone to join hands in making roads safer.
Gadkari was addressing the Road Safety Stakeholders Meet, in New Delhi on Monday. The Minister called upon a large number of students present in the function to become the brand ambassadors of road safety to bring about the behavioural and transformative change in the youths of the country. He said youth is the most affected community in road accidents.
He added that the IRAD project launched by his Ministry will not only enhance the analytical capabilities based on international best practice but will also help to perform analysis based on collected data for further improvement/corrective measures to be taken at accident spot/accident prone areas by the concerned Road Authority. He said that around 30,000 tablets shall be provided to Police departments of various States/UTs for capturing the accidents related data.